Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira

British Columbia / U.S.

Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic fiddle and cello duo. First meeting in Scotland in 2018, they joined their musical forces, and have since been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both North America and the U.K. Fusing together traditional and contemporary influences, Jocelyn and Ellen create powerfully uplifting and soulful music. Their instruments weave a rhythmically driving and textured sound, with nuanced fiddle-cello interplay through delicate and fortissimo arrangements. They bring life and fire into their own original melodies, and high-energy tunes from Scotland, Ireland, North America, and Scandinavia – complemented by interwoven vocal harmonies, and lively step dancing. Their debut duo album, All It Brings, was released in July 2022. From the West Coast of Canada, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, and singer. With grace and passion, she has delighted audiences and ignited stages across Canada and worldwide, appeared on national television and radio, and released two multi-award-nominated albums. From the East Coast of the USA, Ellen Gira is an accomplished cellist who has performed throughout North America and the U.K. She has collaborated and recorded with numerous acclaimed traditional musicians, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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